Hawaii Motorcycle and Moped Accident Attorney:
Foster Law Offices represents Hawaii residents, visitors and tourists who have suffered a serious injury as a result of a motorcycle or moped accident on a Hawaii roadway. Those who are injured in a motorcycle or moped accident have the same legal right under Hawaii law to collect a financial settlement as the driver or a passenger in an auto versus auto accident.
Motorcycle and moped accidents often result in catastrophic injuries due to the lack of protection afforded to riders in the event of a collision with an automobile. Common injuries in a motorcycle or moped accident include, but may not be limited to: traumatic brain injury, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries and disc herniation and injury. Far too many motorcycle and moped accidents result in death.
Catastrophic Financial Losses:
Catastrophic injuries cause catastrophic financial losses to the injured victim of a motorcycle or moped accident. From medical bills to lost wages to extreme pain and suffering, the financial consequences of a motorcycle or moped accident can be devastating to an accident victim and his or her family.
The financial impact of a motorcycle or moped accident must be dealt with as quickly as possible. The process of dealing with the financial component of the accident begins with not speaking to any insurance company or investigating agency prior to consulting with an experienced Hawaii personal injury attorney who understands the nuances of the law pertaining to accident liability in motorcycle and moped accidents.
As of July, 2015, Hawaii law does not require motorcycles or mopeds to be insured. As a result, clients who are injured in a motorcycle or moped accident who do not have insurance are forced to rely on the insurance of the at-fault driver.
Insurance Company Negotiations and Litigations:
Dealing with the at-fault driver's insurance company is an adversarial process. The insurance company is not required to negotiate in good faith or provide benefits to an injured motorcycle or moped accident victim if the insurance company can prove that the driver was not liable for the accident. The sooner the insurance company can speak to an injured victim, the more evidence they can obtain that will be used against the injured victim in future negotiations.
Oftentimes, the only way to recover a fair settlement in a catastrophic injury or wrongful death case is to file a lawsuit and fully litigate the claim. Sometimes, the insurance company will force the matter to a jury trial.
A common insurance company tactic is to delay and stall for as long as possible in the hopes that the injured victim or his/her family will simply give up. At Foster Law Offices, we counter such stall tactics with aggressive litigation and the financial resources to take the matter through trial.
We Are Here To Help:
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle or moped accident caused by a negligent driver, we are here to help. We offer a free initial consultation and our fee structure requires no payment of legal fees until we obtain a settlement for you or your loved one.
To schedule a consultation, please call or text our office at (808) 348-7800 or send us an email by completing the "Contact Our Firm" box to the right. We look forward to speaking with you.